Does The Birth Control Pill Not Make The Cyst Enlarged?

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Asalamualaikum doctor, I want to ask if birth control pills are safe for me with a history of ovarian cysts? … the cyst was 12cm at the beginning of pregnancy and after I was born normal, the cyst length remained the same 12cm after my childbirth immediately menstruated, can I take birth control pills? Previously, I had gone to the midwife and I was only permitted to be a non-hormonal KB … Please take the opinion of the doctor …. Wasalamualaikum …..

1 Answer:

Wa'alaikumsallam, thank you for asking.


Ovarian cyst is a condition where there is a fluid-filled sac in the ovary. Cysts can be single or multiple. Cysts can also affect one or both ovaries. In some people ovarian cysts do not give any symptoms, but in some others, can be accompanied by symptoms of lower abdominal pain or menstrual disorders.


Ovarian cysts are divided into 2 types, namely functional and non-functional cysts. Ovarian cysts that are most commonly found are functional cysts. In general, these cysts are considered harmless, can shrink or disappear within a few months. The obstetrician may suggest routine ultrasound to monitor the size of the cyst. Some doctors will recommend using monophasic birth control pills to shrink functional cysts. The birth control pill used contains certain doses of estrogen and progesterone. Functional ovarian cysts will generally be given an action in the form of cyst removal.


So, the mother must first know the type of cyst before starting the use of birth control pills. Birth control pills that are used are not all types can be used. It is best to consult with your obstetrician so that your doctor can plan the right course of action for the cyst and plan the right type of birth control. Meanwhile, use a condom during sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy. Thus our explanation, may be useful. Regards.

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